Creative, thoughtful, and tenacious advocacy has played an important role in securing significant improvements in health coverage for children in Southwestern states. This paper brings philanthropy and advocacy BI2012-HealthCoverageperspectives together to draw lessons from past successes and explore big ideas to keep the success story going.

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